Department of Mathematics

Students in the Department of Mathematics are encouraged to develop superior thinking and problem-solving skills in preparation for mathematics-based careers and continued study.

Our mathematics programs prepare students for a range of careers in education, industry and government. The mathematics major is also recommended for students planning for graduate or professional school. Find out more about the advantages of studying mathematics at Towson University.

The Department of Mathematics offers the major and minor in mathematics. Master’s degree programs are available in applied and industrial mathematics and mathematics education

What We Offer

The department offers students:

  • small classes taught by accomplished faculty with both scholarly and practical experience who offer mentorship and personalized attention
  • opportunities to conduct research under faculty supervision and work on sponsored projects through the Applied Mathematics Laboratory
  • state-of-the-art facilities, including multiple computer-based classrooms and laboratories
  • innovative Towson UTeach program designed so that mathematics teachers-in-training can complete a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification course work in four years; Towson University’s professional education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Maryland State Department of Education
  • highly individualized advising, specialized mathematics tutoring and opportunities for advanced students to become tutors and mentors
  • three active student clubs, featuring guest speakers, networking events and career support

News & Events

Mathematics Professor Appointed as Director of Undergraduate Research

The Office of the Provosts announced “I am pleased to announce that after an internal search with many outstanding candidates, Dr. Alexei Kolesnikov, Professor of Mathematics, will serve as the Director of Undergraduate Research.  This three-year appointment begins in January 2020.  Dr. Kolesnikov will coordinate our undergraduate research and creative activities program, working closely with faculty to promote existing research projects and creative activities and to increase opportunities for our students.”

Mathematics Faculty Awarded a National Science Foundation Grant

Drs. Sandy Spitzer, Diana Cheng, Kristin Frank, and Kimberly Corum (along with Laila Richman of the College of Education) received an NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program grant entitled “Transforming Mathematics Teaching through Making, Modeling, and Mentoring.”  The goal is to develop teacher leaders who can bring research-based, innovative pedagogical strategies that integrate makerspace technology in their schools.  The project has the potential to serve as a national model for mathematics teacher education in makerspace technology.

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics

7800 York Road
Room 316
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.